Here are five things you should know about the library and its history:
- The 38 members of the Keego-Cass Women’s Club on Cass Lake Road established the first library at their clubhouse in 1934. The one-room library was initially operated by volunteers, who were quickly overwhelmed by the demand for books and services.
- Voters in 1938 approved the first 1-mill levy to fund a township library, which was initially housed in Town Hall, which was then on Orchard Lake Road.
- Over the years, the library moved to Keego Harbor Community Center, a new building on Orchard Lake Road (now Hadassah House), before settling in to its present location on the Civic Center campus.
- In 1974, the library won a landmark court case and the right to be its own taxing authority and collect the voter-approved 1-mill levy.
- West Bloomfield Township Library in 1994 was among the first to offer Internet access at its facilities and to patrons in their homes.